Grateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 1987-11-08
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB, Schoeps CMC44 (110' ORTF) on stand --> Oade Power Supply --> Sony PCM-F1; Transfer: PCM Master, Sony PCM 601ES -> RME Hammerfall > Soundforge 4.5/CD Architect > CDR; Recording and Transfer: Sean Weber-small; EAC and minor edits by Bill Gardner; ; QC by dankseeds
- PCM Master, Sony PCM 601ES -> RME Hammerfall > Soundforge 4.5/CD Architect > CDR; Recording and Transfer: Sean Weber-small; EAC and minor edits by Bill Gardner; ; QC by
- Oakland, CA
Subject: Good Show... but the Rhythm Devils of DSO outshine this era of Kreutz/Hart on a nightly basis.
2nd Set: About four minutes of tuning, the vibes are in place for a joyous "China." Some lyric gaffes aside, the music reaches a dynamic if not fully-pronounced pitch during its latter moments. "Rider" is not all guns blazing, but is strong and spirited. Jerry's consistent slight riffing echoes through a touching "LLR." Jesus, Bobby...your screeching removes all semblance of emotional integrity from the version. A weak-jawed lilting "Crazy Fingers" pleasantly passes by. "Drums/Space" certainly convince at setting up an imposing-haunted mood. "OO" is expected...Not stratospheric so my brains are scrambled... but it's an extended '87 version at 9 minutes. Chimes add an extra ghastly effect to this downtrodden "Stella." A relatively short, at first tame, "Lovelight" closes out the set at reasonable frenetic pace.
A surprised ovation greets Phil front and center for a rare encore selection of "Tom Thumb's Blues." To be honest, I'm not sure when the last time they've played this tune. The perfunctory "Touch" is added as a reminder that 'if we all pull together, we may crack the Top Ten!" (They did, reaching #9)
3 1/4 stars
Subject: great show
Subject: Goin' Back to San Anselmo...
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